Character Design Challenge #192 – There’s No Place Like HeroMachine…


Your challenge this week is to re-imagine one of the classic, or lesser known, characters from The Wizard of Oz.

The link below will take you to the Public Domain page, and a list of characters.

There is no limit on the number of entries. Please read the contest rules before entering, have fun and good luck.

Rules for posts, contests, and challenges: Original characters only, no copyrighted characters, no characters based on copyrighted characters, no characters based on RPG’s or other games. The characters must be your own design and not based on any character that might be copyrighted in any way. I have the right to delete any post that I believe crosses this line without warning. Only post characters that you have either created for this contest specifically or you know for certain have never been entered to a contest before. If you aren’t certain, don’t enter it, because I’m not going to go back through all of the contests and check.


All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine :,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.

Please make the link go directly to the image (like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this).

This contest will close on Sunday, October 30th at 9:00am Eastern.


10 Responses to Character Design Challenge #192 – There’s No Place Like HeroMachine…

  1. Drinkfluid says:

    Sorry, can’t enter. Photobucket is under maintenance.

  2. djuby says:

    Sorry, can’t enter. Photobucket is under maintenance.

    You could always start a gallery on the Forum pages.

  3. Drinkfluid says:

    It’s fine, my stuff is working now.
    Besides, I already have a forum gallery.

    I just don’t update it much

    (The cry of the Awkward Silence (Inconvenientia Silentium) plays)

    Besides, I won’t enter due to the fact that I couldn’t think of how to work my ideas (Undertale inspired, Steampunk, Cyberpunk) anyway.

  4. Brons says:

    My first character is a reworking of the Scarecrow:

  5. kellkin says:

    The Wicked Witch has taken over Oz…her evil has infected everything…and everyone…

    This is The Dark Scarecrow….

  6. goku069 says:

    here is my entry

    Evanora (wicked witch of the east)

  7. melmo44 says:

    Original Character:

    My Version:

    The rebellious daughter of the Rainbow, Polychrome (‘Polly’) eschews the flowing robes and soft colors favored by her sisters. She prefers instead a bolder look inspired by friends she met on one of her adventures on Earth. She often travels to earth on her father’s rainbow, finding more in common with it’s denizens than with her own ethereal kind, though she still wears her father’s myriad colors in tribute to him.

  8. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results posted shortly.